How-To: Resin Transfer (Beyond the JPEG)

Inkjet film and epoxy resin can create an impressive photo transfer and perhaps add a new element to your artwork. Chris Hamilton from the Opus location on Granville Island found this great technique while preparing samples for a Beyond the JPEG presentation. In this informative how-to video, he demonstrates how to transfer an image created on the computer to a cradled panel, bringing digital artwork into the real world.

When using resin, keep in mind that a rigid surface will give you the best results, allowing the resin to cure to an even, smooth, and glossy finish. We used a 1½″ thick Buzz Cradled Panel as our substrate, and to it mounted an image printed on Moab Entrada digital fine art paper (view the How To: Mounting a Digital Print onto a Cradled Panel video to learn how!). The transfer was printed using an inkjet printer onto Grafix Inkjet Clear Film. Watch the video to see the process and the final results!

Materials as shown in this video:
Gedeo Crystal Resin
Buzz Cradled Panels
Opus Matte Medium
Grafix Inkjet Clear Film
Moab Entrada Digital Paper
Gedeo Varnish

Need more help creating resin transfers of your own? There’s a how-to handout, Beyond the JPEG: Inkjet & Resin Transfers, that covers the steps in this video, too!

See more of Chris Hamilton’s artwork here.